Definition of sneer verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sneer

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//snɪr//
     
    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sneer
     
    he / she / it sneers
     
    past simple sneered
     
    -ing form sneering
     
     
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  1. 1to show that you have no respect for someone by the expression on your face or by the way you speak synonym mock
  2. 2 sneer (at somebody/something) He sneered at people who liked pop music. a sneering comment + speech “You? A writer?” she sneered.
  3. NAmE//ˈsnɪrɪŋli//
     
    adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sneer

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